elope

(redirected from eloping)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

elope with (someone)

To marry someone suddenly and secretively. I wish I could just elope with my fiance, but my family is insistent that I have a big wedding.
See also: elope

elope with someone

to sneak away with someone and get married without much ceremony. Sally eloped with Tom, and everyone was surprised. I don't want to elope with Juan. I want a church wedding.
See also: elope
References in periodicals archive ?
Local Yemeni press have often reported on young girls who were murdered by families for eloping with men.
I'm told: "Both Jen and Justin want a private and intimate wedding, and they love the idea of eloping and marrying abroad.
New Delhi, Jan 8 (ANI): Actress Kate Hudson would prefer eloping to getting married in a "big production" like setting.
3 requested a report about the growing problem citing concerns that the increased demand raises the risk of patients eloping or harming themselves, requested the continuance.
Flying in the face of eloping tradition, they invited the bride's parents to witness the ceremony.
Soon, the villagers held a court at Basbitta village where the eloping couple was produced for trial.
The officer, who told the family of a 14- year- old girl that they should kill her for eloping, has been transferred to the DGP's office.
They dated for a week before eloping on July 1, 1944, in Chicago.
The 43-year-old former chat show host got married for the second time on Easter Sunday after eloping with Christian Evans, who she has dated for seven months.
A few days after eloping, they returned to Bharat Nagar.
Charles Barnes faces contempt charges, $30,000 in fines and court costs, and five days in jail for eloping with Constance Driscoll and moving her from a Northern California nursing home to one in Southern California.